Is this Hadith reliable?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Those who kill [in retaliation] other than a murderer, have severely transgressed on Allah Ta’ala”
This is part of a longer Hadith recorded in the following Hadith collections with variations in the wording:
- Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 179
- Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 38059
- Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 349
- Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 4757
- As Sunanul Kubra of Imam Bayhaqi, vol. 8 pg. 26
Imam Hakim has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs.
(Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 6 pg. 292)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar